Guess who we Crushing this week:
Meet Bankole Cardoso, CEO, Easy Taxi Nigeria.
Apart from being cute, Bankole Cardoso, is young, passionate, and driven.
Bankole Cardoso is a Nigerian entrepreneur and co-founder of Easy Taxi Nigeria.In 2014, he was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa.
He was born in Lagos. He attended Corona school, Ikoyi for his primary school, and Grange Secondary School, both in Lagos, before going to Rugby School in the United Kingdom for his GCSE and A-Levels. Afterwards, he moved to the US for his University education, attending Boston College (BC), to study Accounting and Business Management and graduated in 2010.
Cardoso started Easy Taxi in Nigeria in 2013 because he wanted a simple way to aid commuting in Lagos, he developed the Easy Taxi app which is a technology-driven app that provides convenience for passengers in booking for taxis anywhere and anytime with the click of a button.
Easy Taxi is a free Smartphone application that allows users to request taxis in the easiest way possible. The app uses GPS to connect users to the drivers closest to them and then sends the user the drivers’ information and allows the user to track the driver on the map in real time.
Present in 30 countries, Nigeria was the first country to launch it in Africa and currently has a network of over 400 drivers in Lagos with serviced extended to Abuja.
Bankole has been featured in Forbe Magazine's 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2014 and CNN Africa Startup, also in the same year.
Although still affiliated with the company, he stepped down as the CEO in January, 2015